Pork Processing Plant in SW Minnesota Closes Due to Outbreak of COVID-19
JBS USA says it’s temporarily shutting down its big pork processing plant in southwestern Minnesota because of an outbreak of COVID-19 among workers. It’s the third plant JBS has closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the latest in a string of closures by other companies nationwide.
Governor Walz says getting the JBS plant in Worthington running again is a high priority. It employs more than 2,000 people and normally slaughters 20,000 hogs per day.
JBS will continue to pay workers during the closure.